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The Joke Machine: Create Your Own Jokes and Become Instantly Funny! by Theresa Julian - Book Review

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By Theresa Julian, Pat Lewis (Illustrator), Odd Dot
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250318640
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Published: Odd Dot - October 8th, 2019

Budding comedians can polish their acts. Teachers can use it to teach writing techniques. Authors can learn to write a joke or two, or a funny character. And if authors need to write a joke or two, or a funny character, this should be a go-to tool. Some tips could even help you be a better conversationalist. Learn about simile and metaphor, about exaggerations, taking facts and turning them around, being punny, spoonerisms and more. Aimed at ages 8 to 13 but all ages can enjoy. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Eenie Meenie Halloweenie by Susan Eaddy - Book Review

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By Susan Eaddy, Lucy Fleming (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062691675
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Published: HarperCollins - July 21st, 2020

A clever rhyming book that uses a child’s imagination to pick out a Halloween costume. Should she be an elephant, penguin, or monkey? She is sure whatever it will be, it is going to be something she can make herself. And the solution is as fun as it is unique. Delightfully cute, bright and perfectly detailed illustrations compliment the ensemble. Not only for Halloween this anytime read will be a new favorite for your library. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Cookie Boo by Ruth Paul - Book Review

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By Ruth Paul, Ruth Paul (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062869562
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Published: HarperCollins - July 21st, 2020

This Halloween book is going to be a big treat with the little monsters in your life. The rhyming text and the fun, bright, silly illustrations grab you from the first page. Howl along with a gang of cookies out on a spooky night as they meet up with witches’ cats, scare up fun with a doggy by the door and scare (and get scared by) one special little monster friend. Part Gingerbread Man story and all Halloween fun, this book will be a must have for your holiday reading. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Bear Is Awake!: An Alphabet Story by Hannah E. Harrison - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399186660
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Published: Dial Books - November 26th, 2019

This is not your parent's alphabet story. With only a handful of words per page, you get words not usually seen, such as Intrigued used for I and images of bears in creative Outrageous Outfits. Along with lovely, bright and textured illustrations, this is an anytime gift giving keepsake book. A delightful treat for the eye an ear. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Monster Mayhem by Christopher Eliopoulos - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780735231245
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Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Zoe is a super-smart young girl who is well beyond her classmates. One day her parents decide to send her to a special school. The same day Zoe makes a new friend. But one overheard conversation leads to Zoe realizing that she does not need friends. After all, they will only let you down. Hurt you. And robots are cooler anyways. But a few years later, when a ring Zoe finds laying around probably grants her a wish, we get neck deep into the world of movie monsters (or Kaiju) that Zoe loves! But one monster that Zoe finds is more than meets the eye. He might want to eat every building in sight, but he also wants to be Zoe’s friend. With a sentient robot she made and her new friend Chomp, Zoe realizes that sometimes you must do the hard stuff: like ask for help. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Tiny Feet Between the Mountains by Hanna Cha - Book Review

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By Hanna Cha, Hanna Cha (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534429925
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

This is a sweet, modern folktale about being little, but showing that you can still do big things. Soe-in is the smallest of her village, but she has great confidence in the fact she thinks she can find out why the sun as disappeared by confronting the Spirit Tiger. Cha’s lovely illustrations have color and details popping out on each page. Includes information about the tiger in Korean culture. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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